Set the money free

Suppose, for a minute, that you are perusing the internet, looking to buy a property, and you find a listing online for...

Taking the wrong kind of credit for the right kind of policy

Over the past few months, the signs have been unmistakable: Pakistan’s current account has stabilised, with a small surplus in October 2019...

Rent-seeking behaviour

The biggest difference between being pro-free markets – which this publication is – and being pro-business – which is a seemingly similar,...

Distorted incentives, distorted economy

There is a running theme across many of the stories we cover in this week’s issue of Profit: how distorted incentives can...

The economic cost of period-shaming

Let us talk about periods. No, not the punctuation mark. The one related to women’s menstrual cycles. The one that men –...

Correcting market failure

This publication is generally in favour of free markets, which in practice can often mean an opposition to what we view as...

The last refuge of the scoundrel

Perhaps we should not be surprised that it has come to this, but – even though we make it our business to...

Getting our act together

It was only a matter of time, we suppose. Last week, the United States joined the European Union in banning Pakistan International...

If you’re not paying for journalism, you’re paying to not have journalism

Quality is the staple product of this stapled product. Or so we think. As do you, if reader feedback is to be...

Take the hammer to the rent-seekers

In general, this magazine believes in free markets, which can often mean we advocate for the removal of what we view as...

Privatisation is not a revenue generator

Here is how the federal finance ministry thinks about privatisation: the government will sell assets in absolute desperation when it needs to...

The uncanny similarities between Wirecard and Inov8

Don’t speak to the press; just sue them and accuse them of being in cahoots with the competition. Oh, and run a bad business.

Editors Note: Rich, yes, but how rich?

“If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.” J.Paul Getty Forbes Magazine has an obsession with the world’s billionaires....

The coming change to Pakistan’s mortgage market

Change can often come from unexpected quarters. A recent ruling from the Lahore High Court on the law concerning mortgages – specifically,...

Time to deregulate oil prices

If there is one habit we wish the government of Pakistan would try to kick, it is the insane attempts to assert...